It seems like most of the people I know are completely over extended and just fried out.
And I get that sometimes you just deal with the hand you're dealt, suck it up and do what needs done.
But I'm shocked at how often the crazy schedule is voluntarily.
(If you are happy being really insanely busy, that's great. You might want to skip this post and go back to saving the world single handed.)
I really think it's time to just say "NO".
Say it politely, but say it with meaning.
I know that woman usually feel bad saying no. We don't want to hurt anyone's feelings. We guilty.
I feel bad sometimes too.
But I really think we should get over it.
Don't get me wrong. I'm all for sports, crafts (at least in theory, if other people want to do them), extra curricular activities, parties and volunteering in reasonable quantities.
But maybe just say "yes" to the things you really want to do, not the stuff you feel like you should do.
Learning to nicely say "no" every now and then has made a world of difference in my life. I'm still perfecting my technique, but I'm getting better at it.
I'm hoping my son will consider a happy, sane mom a fair trade for never having a scrap book.